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OBITUARY
L. A. Mike Keating

Mike Keating

Mike Keating presenting a model of the USS Scorpion (SSN‑589) that he built to the U.S. Navy MEPS team (Military Entrance Processing Station) in Phoenix on July 15, 2015. View more photos of the presentation HERE.

Mike Keating

Mike Keating at the 12/07/2019 Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony at Wesley Bolin Plaza.

Mike Keating

Mike Keating at the 12/07/2019 Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony at Wesley Bolin Plaza.

Perch Base Holland Club and Life Member L. A. Mike Keating, departed on Eternal Patrol on July 20, 2021. Our condolences to Lois and the rest of the family.
Mike was assigned to his first boat, the USS Atule (SS‑403) for only two months in 1964, and then was re-assigned to his qual boat, USS Quillback (SS‑424). He also served on USS Amberjack (SS‑522), USS Bergall (SSN‑667) and USS Cavalla (SSN‑684).
Mike qualified in 1964 and retired as a Fire Control Technician, FTG1(SS).
One of Mike's hobbies was building models of submarines, as shown in the photo, above. Mike also built a 10-foot long model of the USS Cavalla (SSN‑684) in 2008 which was used by Perch Base in the Veteran's Day parades until the larger USS Phoenix (SSN‑702) float was placed in service.

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Mike Keating's firt boat, USS Atule (SSN‑403)

Mike Keating's first boat (1964,) USS Atule (SS‑403)

Mike Keating's qual boat USS Quillback (SS‑424)

Mike Keating's qual boat 1964-1965,) USS Quillback (SS‑424)

Mike Keating's next boat, USS Amberjack (SS‑522)

Mike Keating's next boat (1972-1973,) USS Amberjack (SS‑522)

 

Mike Keating's next boat, USS Bergall (SSN‑667)

Mike Keating's next boat (1974,) USS Bergall (SSN‑667)

 

Mike Keating's next boat, USS Cavalla (SSN‑684)

Mike Keating's next boat (1975,) USS Cavalla (SSN‑684)

Memorial services have not been announced, however discussion with family has determined that a memorial service will be held in Chandler, AZ, likely August 21. Further specifics will be posted in the future. Interment location and date to be determined.

SAILOR, REST YOUR OAR! YOUR WATCH HAS ENDED.
Your Brothers of the 'Phin Have the Watch.
Fair Winds and Following Seas, Shipmate.

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